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Janome is the number 1 sewing machine company in Australia, and one of the largest in the world. A leading innovator, Janome is dedicated to bringing the latest technologies and professional-grade sewing functionalities into the home. We employ over 3,500 people, and have operations in over 100 countries worldwide. On July 22nd, 2008 Janome celebrated the production of its 50 millionth sewing machine, a crowning achievement that represents a rich history and a world-renowned reputation for excellence. We would like to thank our customers for making this outstanding achievement possible.

 
Janome, originally PINE Sewing Machine Factory, was founded on October 16, 1921 in Japan. Founder and sewing manufacturing pioneer Yosaku Ose began using an unprecedented round metal bobbin system instead of the traditional long shuttle system. The name “Janome” was adopted in 1935 and means “Snake Eyes”, which resembles the bobbin that earned the company its name and established it as a leader in the Sewing Machine Industry. Since those early days Janome has always strived to bring the latest technology and innovation to home users.